Posted Date: 01/14/2021
I hope all is going well for your student(s) on their quest to be successful while remote learning. If you have any questions, please call the school at 845-2585. I also wanted to communicate with parents on a few issues that we are having with 6th-12th grade students.
Students will be counted as unexcused if they are driving around and trying to connect remotely. Every student needs to be on their own computer and focusing on learning. This is not possible while riding around in a vehicle with other students.
Please have your child attend classes regularly and be engaged. This will help them remain academically sound. Some students are logging on to classes and then leaving their computer unattended. This will be counted as an unexcused absence. Teachers are giving daily participation points that cannot be made up with an unexcused absence.
If students are going to be absent, parents are still required to contact the school. Otherwise, they will be counted as unexcused. Students should also communicate with the teachers if they are absent. Two way communication is the most effective way to ensure student success.
One of the reasons that we are remote learning at this time is to slow down Covid exposure. Hanging out in groups and riding around together defeats this purpose. The only way we will get back to face to face learning will be through social distancing and following recommended protocol.
Three days of unexcused absences in a row or five in a semester is considered truancy. Parents will be informed if their student is truant. Please ensure that your child is present during class time.
Student-athletes need to be present in all classes if they want to participate in practices and games. If they have unexcused absences, they will not be allowed to practice. Remote learning is not easy for anybody, but Caldwell USD #360 staff and administrators will do whatever is necessary to help your child be successful during this time. Thank you for your continued support of your child’s education and to our district.
Aaron Roop - Secondary Principal